nuclear energy

U.S. President Obama shakes hands with China's President Xi in Beijing

US And China To Build A Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor

According to Fortune, the US is helping China to build a molten salt nuclear reactor.  Due to a lack of funding and political will,…


Raw Science’s Top 5 Sci/Tech to Follow in 2015

THE LIST 5. ANONYMOUS MESSAGING APPS Have you heard of FireChat? It’s an anonymous messaging app from the San Francisco startup Open Garden. Users…


All I Want For XMAS Is Nuclear Fusion

The holy grail of energy production on Earth is a self-sustaining nuclear fusion reaction, the same process that creates energy within stars (the sun…

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Dr. Frank Shu: An Astrophysicist Offers An Outsider’s View on the Future of Energy

Dr. Frank Shu is beaming. “That’s it!” he smiles broadly, extending a hand to a colleague. The excitement is palatable in the sweat-soaked tropical…

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Carbon-Neutral Coal in 10 minutes?

Dr. Frank Shu and his team of researchers at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) have one of the largest BioChar…

A view of the abandoned city of Prypiat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power.
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THORIUM MOLTEN-SALT: The Best Reactor You’ve Never Heard Of

Molten Thorium Salts: Nuclear Power For The Future? by Donald Goldsmith   For sixty years, the use of nuclear energy generation to provide clean,…